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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
- 100 GbE field trials signal carriers' progress toward NGN architecture
Pressured to support rising waves of IP traffic, carriers are testing 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), optical transport and IP traffic as they build out their NGN architecture.
- Overland NAS storage gets cue at media firm, which dumps LaCie drives
Media monitoring company DMS UK installs 60 TB of Overland SnapServer NAS storage to replace fault-prone LaCie drives. HP NAS 'too costly,' says IT manager.
- Why hypervisor lock-in is an advantage for VMware View
VMware locks its customers into the ESX hypervisor -- but the lack of diversity may be a good thing for the vendor and its users.
- Why hypervisor lock-in is a problem for VMware View
Although Citrix XenDesktop and Quest vWorkspace support a range of hypervisors, VMware vSphere only works with ESX. Enterprises are right to be wary of being locked in.
- Critical Adobe Reader, Acrobat update due today
A critical, out-of-cycle patch is set to repair a serious flash vulnerability in the software that is being actively targeted by attackers.
- Management of fleet gets smoother at Easy Cabs with FMS
With 3000 cars to manage life wasn't easy for Easy Cabs; till a fleet management system (FMS) showed a way out to streamline Easy Cabs' management of fleet.
- Will 50 TB tape cartridges prove a boon for data archiving?
Developments in tape technology could result in 50 TB cartridges with advances in indexing and search that enhance the medium's value for data archiving more than traditional backup.
- When is SOA the right road to application modernization?
To apply SOA to app modernization, you must distinguish between service orientation and service-oriented architecture, and determine if legacy code is well written enough to benefit from modernization.
- Virtual WAN optimization is the only option for some enterprises
For some enterprises, virtual WAN optimization can enable adoption in locations or circumstances in which a physical appliance could not.
- How midsized organizations are adopting, adapting ITIL best practices
Midsized organizations are trending toward picking and choosing the ITIL best practices that fit their needs. While this may save them time, what's it costing them?
- Cisco FabricPath turns to 10 GbE networks for virtual servers
Technology promises virtual server migration across domains, but the devil's in the details -- and the price.
- Using a storage partition in your data storage infrastructure
Learn about the common use cases for a storage partition in a data storage infrastructure, as well as the differences between a storage partition and a LUN.
- Do you need a WAN disaster recovery plan?
A WAN disaster recovery plan is a vital component of an organization's overall disaster recovery plan, but possibly an overlooked one. Bringing remote users back online, along with the data centers they connect to, should be high on a WAN engineer's list of priorities.
- Zmanda adds cloud disaster recovery to Zmanda Cloud Backup
Zmanda introduced version 3.0 of its Zmanda Cloud Backup (ZCB) service for SMBs, including a cloud DR solution, support for Exchange 2010 and recovery databases, customized bandwidth throttling, lower prices, and an Amazon S3 Singapore data center option.
- Voice over LTE primer
Handling Voice over LTE for voice and SMS text messaging is a work in progress even as wireless operators begin to deploy 4G wireless broadband networks; for the next five years or so, LTE voice standards will be sorted out as carriers and vendors assess different temporary solutions.
- HDS, two vendors boost their cloud storage; Double-Take Flex for HPC delivers iSCSI SAN boot option
Headlines: HDS and startups Cleversafe and Nirvanix are strengthening their cloud storage offerings; Double-Take launches Double-Take Flex for High Performance Computing, a diskless iSCSI SAN boot solution for Windows HPC Server.
- Ex-Amazon techies launch cloud computing startups
Jesse Robbins ran Amazon's Web operation. Chris Pinkham helped invent EC2. Both have new cloud computing ventures aimed at the enterprise. Is it a horse race or a sign of the times?
- ALM vendors try to make life easier for software teams, deployments
ALM tool vendors are making progress in addressing the needs of their customers with new tools and improved features that support open source and other commercial offerings.
- Top 5 Windows desktop security tips of 2010 (so far)
Check out what your peers have been reading in the first half of 2010 with this roundup of our most popular Windows desktop security tips.
- Perimeter defenses deemed ineffective against modern security threats
Targeted attacks like Operation Aurora require organizations to change up their security strategy, experts say
- As the WORM turns: The pros and cons of WORM disk vs. tape
Learn about how WORM disk is still an important option for data retention, and about the pros and cons of using WORM disk vs. tape.
- Isilon OneFS adds tiering, analytics to scale-out NAS operating system
Following launches of solid-state, transactional data and archiving storage systems, Isilon OneFS makes it easier to store data across tiers and improves analytics.
- VMware and Google engineers jump ship to Facebook
Two top engineers from VMware and Google have left their current positions and will now bring their skills to social networking site Facebook; plus more daily news.
- Using a virtual private network service as part of a disaster recovery plan
Learn how to choose the best virtual private network service so you employees can keep working during a disaster.
- Coalition formed to tackle bank account scams
FS-ISAC leads group of banks, trade associations and others to come up with practical solutions for preventing criminals from hijacking bank accounts.
- How to negotiate margins with your HP reseller partner
With just a little knowledge about negotiating margins with your reseller, you can achieve better HP purchase prices and a stronger relationship.
- QNAP updates its NAS management software and other SMB data storage news
This week's SMB data storage news in brief: QNAP updates its NAS management software; Verizon offers McAfee-powered security software for small business Mac users and more.
- HP delivers cloud to French telecom provider SFR
SFR will offer Infrastructure as a Service to French companies through a cloud services platform built in tandem with HP.
- A VMware 2010 report card
This year, VMware receives high marks for its certification line up, product innovation and general future vision but could improve on pricing, quality assurance, and public communication.
- Remote management with KVM over IP
KVM over IP, a remote management tool, has enabled a healthcare business with several far-flung locations to get a handle on data center management.
- Double-Take Flex for HPC brings iSCSI SAN boot to HPC Server
Double-Take Software offers Flex for HPC, a diskless iSCSI SAN boot solution for Microsoft's HPC Server R2 that includes an iSCSI target and iSCSI provider.
- Hitachi Data Systems, Cleversafe and Nirvanix seed their cloud storage offerings
Hitachi Data Systems looks to build a cloud business out of traditional products; startup Cleversafe optimizes object-based cloud storage software; Nirvanix goes for hybrid cloud storage.
- Are visualizations the answer to gathering requirements?
Requirements elicitation is one of the most challenging parts of software developments. By using visualization software, business analysts are able to create working simulations to gather customer requirements. Vendors, analysts and users give their thoughts on the benefits and challenges of using visualizations.
- VMware View users forced to find alternatives for profile management
VMware pulled its profile management feature out of the View 4.5 beta, leaving customers with no choice but to shop around.